BENGALURU: Advocate General Madhusudan R Naik on Wednesday told the High Court that Tipu Jayanti will be celebrated with minimum expenses. This submission was made before the division bench headed by Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee during the hearing of a petition.
The counsel for K P Manjunath, who filed PIL challenging Tipu Jayanti celebrations, appealed to the court to take up a fresh petition claiming that the chief secretary had not taken any decision despite the court having issued directions to submit representation to him on the issue by November 8. But, the Chief Justice declined to entertain the petition.
Principal Secretary, Kannada and Culture Department, S R Umashankar, passed an order on Tuesday that the state will celebrate Tipu Jayanti as scheduled.
This was in response to the representations submitted against the celebrations. One Manjunath submitted a memorandum against celebrations, whereas one Balakrishnan favoured it. After hearing both the parties, Umashankar passed an order wherein it was explained about several precautionary measures taken by district administrations, especially by the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner, in view of the riots during last celebrations held in 2015. The order reveals that measures have been taken to avoid entry of outsiders to Kodagu by fixing CCTV cameras at checkposts.